Overview

This image shows a smart home where there are multiple smart
             connected devices throughout the house.

Google smart home lets users control your connected devices through the Google Home app and the Google Assistant, which is available on more than 1 billion devices, like smart speakers, phones, cars, TVs, headphones, watches, and more.

The benefits to you include deepening user engagement, driving sales of your devices and growing your brand value.

  • Deepen user engagement: reach users across one billion Assistant devices, improve discoverability, and remove friction from set-up.
  • Drive sales: become discoverable on Shopping on Search, increase eligibility to be featured across retail, installer channels.
  • Grow brand value: be at the center of the thoughtful home. Enable users to know your brand due to reliability and rich features.

To connect your device with the Google Assistant, you need to build a smart home Action. Assistant handles how users trigger your Action (in multiple languages) and provides you with relevant metadata through Home Graph (such as a specific device based on user’s room); all you need to do is respond to the requests in your service.

To understand:

  • How Assistant triggers your smart home Action and how Home Graph works, see concepts.
  • What you need to build a smart home Action, see develop.
  • What a sample smart home Action looks like, see the samples.

To start developing your Action, go to the Actions Console.